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Nurses Monument, Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery Nurse's Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery: The figure of a nurse stands like a guardian angel. Against a background of evergreens, the heroic size white marble figure looks out upon the Army, Navy and Air Force nurses who so valiantly earned their right to lie at Arlington.

  • Linda Neal

    So, sorry I missed this one! Must go back and find her!

Hildegard Peplau, PhD, RN, FAAN, "Mother of psychiatric nursing," died at the age of 89 in 1999. She served the ANA as exec. director & later as president, & received nursing's highest honor, the Christiane Reimann Prize. In 1996, the American Academy of Nursing honored her as a "Living Legend," &, in 1998, the ANA inducted her into its Hall of Fame. During her 50 year career Peplau was an innovative educator & advocate for the mentally ill introducing the idea of "nurse-patient relationship"

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery

Postage stamp honoring nurses, Japan

This is the nurses' uniform that our wounded know best - the gray cotton crepe working uniform of the Red Cross Army and Navy Nurse, which make its wearer "the best dressed woman in the world." Gray is an innovation used abroad made necessary by the laundry problem in France. The Red Cross brassard is worn only by nurses serving directly under the Red Cross